Nintendo Download: 23rd January (Europe)

Unepic, old-school Mario and Ninja Gaiden challenge, loads of discounts

European Nintendo fans once again have the download update to bring some cheer to a dreary Monday morning. This time around we have a new Wii U eShop title that's already earned an 8 in our review, along with some retro goodies and a lengthy list of 3DS eShop discounts. Let's get right to it.

Wii U eShop

Unepic (EnjoyUp Games, €9.99 / £8.99) — The work of Barcelona-based Francisco Téllez de Meneses, this is a dungeon-filled 2D RPG that delivers a great deal of depth with a high number of rooms, potions, weapons and more to explore; it also uses the GamePad for off-TV or as a resource to access items. We declared that it wasn't ungood and gave it a strong recommendation in our Unepic review.

Wii U Virtual Console

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Nintendo, €4.99 / £3.49) — As the name suggests, this was initially a sequel that was Japan-only on the NES, as Western gamers received an entirely different Super Mario Bros. 2. This follows the style of the original in the series and contains a series of particularly difficult stages, a real test for platforming veterans. If you're up for the challenge then this is well worth a punt, as we explained in our Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (3DS eShop) review. This is the US version of the game.

3DS Virtual Console

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (Tecmo, €3.99 / £3.59) — The three NES games in this series represent some of the toughest action-platforming challenge of the 8-bit era, sure to test the abilities of any dedicated player. This final entry in the original trilogy made some tweaks to the formula while staying true to its roots, and is an excellent part of the series; you can check out our Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom review for the full lowdown.

3DS Retail Download

Bella Sara 2: The Magic of Drasilmare (Bigben Interactive, €34.99 / £29.99)

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts

Rage of the Gladiator (Gamelion Studios, €3.49 / £3.19 until 6th February, normally €6.99 / £6.29)

Fractured Soul (Endgame Studios, €3.99 / £3.59 until 6th February, normally €7.99 / £7.19)

3D Game Collection (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99 until 9th February, normally €13.99 / £11.99)

Funfair Party Games (Joindots, €6.99 / £6.99 until 9th February, normally €19.99 / £17.99)

Gardenscapes (Joindots, €5.99 / £5.99 until 9th February, normally €14.99 / £14.99)

Murder on the Titanic (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99) until 9th February, normally €14.99 / £14.99)

Secret Agent Files: Miami (Joindots, €6.99 / £5.79 until 9th February, normally €7.99 / £6.99)

Jewel Match 3 (Joindots, €5.99 / £4.99 until 9th February, normally€6.99 £5.99)

3D Mahjongg (Joindots, €3.99 / £3.29 until 9th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49)

Boulder Dash-XL 3D (Reef Entertainment, €2.99 / £2.49 until 30th January, normally €8.99 / £7.49)

Alien Chaos 3D (Reef Entertainment, €1.99 / £1.59 until 30th January, normally €5.99 / £4.99)

AiRace Speed (QubicGames, €2.99 / £2.69 until 13th February, normally €4.99 / £4.49)


Those are the downloads on the way this week, Europe. Let us know what you plan to pick up in the poll and comments below.

What will you be downloading first this week? (192 votes)

Unepic (Wii U eShop)

25%

Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (Wii U Virtual Console)

11%

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (3DS Virtual Console)

2%

Bella Sara 2: The Magic of Drasilmare (3DS eShop retail download)

  0%

Rage of the Gladiator (3DS eShop temporary discount)

4%

Fractured Soul (3DS eShop temporary discount)

3%

3D Game Collection (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Funfair Party Games (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Gardenscapes (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Murder on the Titanic (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

Secret Agent Files: Miami (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Jewel Match 3 (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

3D Mahjongg (3DS eShop temporary discount)

  0%

Boulder Dash-XL 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

5%

Alien Chaos 3D (3DS eShop temporary discount)

1%

AiRace Speed (3DS eShop temporary discount)

3%

Nothing for me this week

45%

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